Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 221,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 238,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
LymeDisease.org CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. HI Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cure JM Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanbridge Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 600
VisionSpring NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
Page SUM 2,768,451

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,498,099

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13110 records found.